In Saturday’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, Islamabad United’s Shadab Khan passed Muhammad Nawaz as the most successful spinner in history.
Shadab Khan has won 81 wickets across 15 matches for Pakistan, making him the nation’s most successful T20I bowler. He averaged 16.83 over his 15 matches for Pakistan. ICC ranked the left-armer as the No.1 Test bowler in the world as well as the leading wicket-taker in the 2016 World Twenty20.
Shadab Khan becomes PSL’s most successful spinner with 81 wickets
In the 14th over of Quetta’s innings, when he bowled James Vince, he reached this milestone. In the history of the PSL, that was his 62nd wicket – more than any other spinner.
With 66 wickets in 66 PSL games, he surpassed Quetta Gladiators’ Mohammad Nawaz. Due to an injury, Nawaz has been ruled out of the remainders of PSL – therefore, there is no chance for him to reclaim his spot.
As the most successful spinner in the PSL, Shadab has played 58 matches for Islamabad United.
After taking James Vince’s wicket, he reached this milestone. After taking James Vince’s wicket, he reached this milestone. Final figures against Quetta Gladiators were 3/25 in four overs.
In 58 games for Islamabad United, he has now taken 63 wickets. Having taken 78 wickets, Hasan Ali stands at second place in the tournament’s history.
With 96 wickets, Wahab Riaz holds the top spot for Peshawar Zalmi.
Here are the top five wicket-takers (spinners) in the team history.
- Shadab Khan (IU): 63 wickets in 58 innings
- Mohammad Nawaz (QG): 61 wickets in 66 innings
- Imran Tahir (MS): 49 wickets in 32 innings
- Shahid Afridi (PZ/KK/MS/QG): 47 wickets in 51 innings
- Imad Wasim (KK): 38 wickets in 59 innings
He became the only spinner in the HBL PSL to claim more than 15+ wickets in a single season. Before him, Umar Khan of the Karachi Kings claimed 15 wickets.